Fall 2020 Programs
Online Programs for 8th-12th Graders
Are you an 8th-12th grade student interested in STEM? Then, the Online Tapia Camps are for you. During then, you will complete a STEM challenge. The virtual camps will be led by graduate facilitators, and participants will be able to interact with Rice University Professors and Rice University students. Students will receive a box of all materials needed to complete their STEM challenge at home.
PD Programs for K12 Educators
Are you a K-12 educator wanting to develop an interdisciplinary project using Project Based Learning (PBL)? Then the Online Tapia Workshop for Professional Development is for you. Experience PBL first hand as a student and as a teacher. Learn how to assess, integrate your content standards, and even integrate language standards to meet the needs of all students. Develop a lesson to use when you return with your students!
Tapia Camp was a major factor in my decision to be a STEM major. The team projects and guidance from university students gave me my first introduction to the work environment in college classes, eventually persuading me to actually enjoy the challenge of more difficult courses. I also apply many of the skills I learned at the camp, such as effective public speaking and teamwork, in many of my classes in college. In addition, the camp was my first exposure to Rice University, and remembering how it felt back then makes me all the more excited to now be a student here. Overall, Tapia Camp was an invaluable experience that I will always be grateful for.
-Cordero L. - Sharyland ISD